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Events, news and reading

We work in partnership with national and local organisations to bring you a range of exciting activities and initiatives to support reading, learning and community life in Leicester.

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Our newsletters have information about events, activities and the exciting books we have on our shelves. If you would like to subscribe to receive this by email, please ask at your local library.

Everybody's Reading

De Montfort University is the new sponsor and main coordinator of this prestigious festival. This year the festival is bigger than ever before with 146 events taking place over 64 venues throughout the whole month of October. Further information and a full festival programme is available on the Everybody’s Reading website.

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Reading groups 

A reading group is an exciting opportunity to get together with others, to try authors and titles you might not have considered and share your thoughts about books. For further details, visit our reading groups section. 


We frequently produce booklists to help our members find the books they love. Lists we have produced have including crime fiction, great books for 11+ year olds and 'ghostly and gruesome'. We aim to give our readers a sample of the great books we have. 

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